Alice Queen

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Newton County names top candidate for interim county manager

Harry E. Owens, a senior human resources practitioner who is currently working under contract for Newton County, has been identified as the top candidate to fill the county manager’s position on an interim basis.

Newton, Rockdale high school seniors prepare for graduation

Thousands of students in Rockdale and Newton counties will transition from high school senior to high school graduate in ceremonies spanning the next three days.

Rockdale County high school students to be issued laptops

High school students and teachers throughout the Rockdale County School System will be issued laptops when they begin the 2015-2016 school year later this summer.

Rockdale County school board OKs tentative budget of $139 million

A budget of $139.3 million for fiscal year 2016 was tentatively approved by the Rockdale County Board of Education Thursday night. The budget includes 3 percent pay increases for all employees.

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Chairman may resume day-to-day oversight of county

Commissioners to consider plan Tuesday night

The Newton County Board of Commissioners is expected to consider Tuesday night a plan to give Chairman Keith Ellis day-to-day oversight of county operations.

Newton County Library requests increases in operating, capital funds

The need to replace an aging HVAC system at the Newton County Library’s Covington Branch was the major point of discussion during a presentation of the library system’s appropriations request.

Newton County considers change to animal burial policy

Aaron Wadley, the county’s transportation director, began a discussion Tuesday night about the county’s long-standing practice of burying livestock free of charge.

Newton County to buy new asphalt spreader

With prime paving weather at hand, the Newton County Board of Commissioners agreed this week to buy a new asphalt spreader at state contract pricing in order to expedite the purchase.

Rockdale County Board of Education evaluates proposed $139 million budget

The Rockdale County Board of Education on Thursday reviewed a proposed $139.3 million general fund budget for fiscal year 2016 that includes 3 percent pay increases for all school system employees.

Newton County considers change to animal burial policy

Aaron Wadley, the county’s transportation director, began a discussion Tuesday night about the county’s long-standing practice of burying livestock free of charge.

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